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Open the pretty painted door from the street and a stylish, white-painted stone entrance lobby sets the scene. A bright Moroccan rug and cushions add a dash of colour and a collection of practical shopping baskets is lined up under a bench. Opposite is a coat and hat rack. One’s eye is drawn along a stone path and raised flower- beds to the spacious garden on your left; ahead is the cane-covered outdoor seating area adjacent to the kitchen-living room.
Cooking, living and dining
One’s first impressions are of a light and airy space. An arched doorway leads to the 2 bedrooms and bathroom. On the right is the kitchen and dining area, to the left a comfortable, linen-covered sofa opposite the fireplace. A French-style café table and chairs, linen blinds and curtains all add character to the open-plan space. The floors throughout are a soft, taupe resin finish and the accent colour is Hermes orange. Chic, cheerful and modern.
With breathtaking views over farmlands to the hills beyond this is a very romantic retreat. The wall hung clothes hooks were copied from an old design and there are linen-lined baskets for clothes. A pair of vintage, red velvet chairs pull together the colours of the Moroccan rug and the curtains. Nothing of the modern world is to be seen from this wonderful room - just the Italian landscape at it’s very best.
China’s room – single bed
Smaller but not tiny the 2nd bedroom is fresh and bright with its red/orange and white colour scheme. A cosy Tyrol blanket adds texture to this charming room. Clothes hooks and baskets are provided as the master bedroom.
Both bedrooms share the gleaming white modern bathroom. A large shower, good directional lighting, an oversize hot towel rail and wall mirror combine to make bathing a delight.
Umbria has an excellent climate where being outside, dining or resting and reading is one of our greatest holiday pleasures, especially after long days exploring the region. Andrea has designed and planted the garden to allow plenty of space to sunbathe or to recline on a shady day-bed piled with soft pillows. Evenings are ideal to enjoy a glass of excellent wine on the terrace. For many people the most vivid holiday memories are those of warm evenings, spent with family or friends in a scented garden.
Keywords: LA CASETTA (The Cottage)
Just a few steps up the old cobbled street from Villa Buonanotte Barbanera and the main square "Piazza della Repubblica" sits a guest cottage of great charm which has been completely re-designed and restored in a fresh contemporary style by Andrea Falkner Campi.
“Like the Villa I have created a home-from-home using my favourite palette of colours and decorative items found on my travels.” Although the Cottage is available for a minimum of 3 days with flexible arrival and departure times it is nonetheless fully equipped for much longer stays. It is also ideal as extra accommodation for a larger party taking the Villa.
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About the owner: “As a frequent traveller myself I understand the many aspects of quality accommodation and the importance of attention to every detail. I have collected interesting eclectic rugs, textiles and furniture on my travels, which imbue the house with character and what I believe is an all-important sense of home.”
Why the Owner Chose Spello: Because it's so close to my other property Buonanotte Barbanera.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: This little cottage is perfect for a couple or 3 friends or a small family. Max for 3 adults.
The house is situated in the historical center of Spello and has a wonderful garden and a balcony with a beautiful view to the Chiona Valley.